Staying Safe in Excessive Heat Advisory
The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, August 3. Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County (PHDMC) explains that extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect health of those most vulnerable including: older adults and people living with chronic medical conditions, people working or exercising outdoors, infants and children, and homeless individuals. A PHDMC news release advises that young children and pets never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances since car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
Please check on older adults among your acquaintance to ensure their safety and comfort through heat warnings with air-conditioning, fans, water, food, ice, light and cool clothing, and other items as needed.
Following is a list of cooling centers in our region. More will be added to this post as received.
Greene County Cooling Centers:
Beavercreek Senior Center: 3868 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek
Fairborn Community Library: 1 East Main Street, Fairborn
Fairborn Senior Center: 325 North Third Street, Fairborn
Jamestown Community Library: 86 Seaman Drive, Jamestown
Yellow Springs Senior Center: 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library: 57 West Franklin Street, Bellbrook
Beavercreek Community Library: 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
Xenia Community Library: 76 East Market Street, Xenia
Cedarville Community Library: 20 South Miller Street, Cedarville
Yellow Springs Community Library: 415 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Montgomery County Cooling Centers:
Dayton: cooling centers offered from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Drive
Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third Street
Dayton Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Avenue
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this information about the impact of Heat on Older Adults including recognizing heat-related illness, and this short video providing helpful information on staying safe in excessive heat.
The Ohio Department on Aging offers information on Summer Safety for Older Adults.
If concerned about yourself, a loved one or neighbor, please call our 937-223-HELP (4357) or use the Chat feature (bottom right of page) to request information specific to your community and situation.